lifting bulbs for the winter
I have some dahlias and some begonias in my garden. My question is, do I HAVE to dig up my bulbs and take them inside in the dark for the winter, or can they be left in the garden?
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Unless you live in an area with mild winters, you need to dig up your dahlias. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/storing-bulbs-in-south.htm
This article will help you with your begonias: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/wintering-begonias-overwintering-a-begonia-in-cold-climates.htm